Call for Workshops

Submit your proposal for a new workshop during COMPSAC 2020.

Call for Workshops (PDF)
Workshop Proposal Template (MS Word)

Workshop Proposal Submission

Workshop themes should be closely related to COMPSAC main conference topics. We also encourage workshops in emerging areas, including but not limited to the following:

  • smart grids
  • big data
  • social network and crowdsourcing
  • digital cities and public places
  • e-health and web wellbeing
  • sustainable computing
  • mobile computing
  • cloud computing
  • green computing
  • online education
  • intelligent learning environments

A COMPSAC workshop can complement the main COMPSAC conference or provide deeper insight into COMPSAC topics. Workshop proposals should include the following:

  • workshop title
  • workshop organizer names, affiliations and email addresses
  • workshop goal, theme, and topics of interest
  • workshop program committee names and affiliations
  • prospective invited speakers (optional)
  • expected number of workshop sessions
  • information about previously organized workshops (if any)

The workshop proposal submission deadline has passed but we are accepting workshop proposals on emerging topics. Please use the 2020 Workshop Proposal Template to create your proposal and send it to the COMPSAC 2020 workshop chairs at by the proposal deadline.

Workshop Paper Reviewing Process and Event Promotion

Every submitted workshop paper is reviewed by three reviewers from the workshop’s PC that are assigned by the workshop organizers. Organizers of the accepted workshops are responsible for promoting and advertising their workshops on mailing lists and personal professional networks with proper reference to COMPSAC 2020.

Workshop Organizer Responsibility

Workshop organizers should organize their workshops under the direction of the COMPSAC workshop chairs. The responsibility of workshop organizers include:
(i) distributing a call for papers on appropriate mailing lists and to relevant research groups
(ii) updating the workshop webpage when needed (with the help of the COMPSAC webmaster)
(iii) configuring the workshop’s paper submission system (with the help of the COMPSAC General Chair and team)
(iv) ensuring that the accepted papers of are high quality

Workshop Paper Handling

COMPSAC 2020 uses a web-based paper review system. Workshops must use the same system for paper review. COMPSAC workshop chairs are responsible for configuring the dedicated workshop review system and adding the workshop organizers and PC members to the workshop’s review system. Workshop papers must be processed as follows:

  1. Workshop organizers have to invite PC members on the review system before submission is open.
  2. Workshop authors submit papers to the corresponding workshop. Workshop papers are limited up to 6 pages (without additional charge). Extra up to 2 pages can be added (with additional charge).
  3. Workshop organizers start the paper reviewing process by assigning papers to PC members. (At least three reviewers must be assigned to each submitted paper.) Each reviewer reports evaluation with detailed comments.
  4. Some main symposia papers, rejected from the main symposia but identified as having high enough quality and being worthy of discussion in the workshop, will be transferred to the relevant workshop. The transferred papers are already accepted and do not receive any further reviews. Workshop organizers have to accept all of these transferred papers except the case when the scope of the paper does not match to the workshop. The author of the paper may decline to be accepted as a workshop paper.
  5. Workshop organizers provide a list of accepted and rejected papers (i.e., paper title, author name[s], author email address[es], and a short justification of why the paper has been accepted/rejected) to the COMPSAC workshop chairs.
  6. Workshop chairs (not Workshop organizers) send notifications of accept/reject decisions to the authors and IEEE Computer Society Press sends an Author’s Kit to the authors of accepted papers.
  7. Workshop authors make author registration and send their camera-­‐ready papers to the IEEE Computer Society according to an instruction in the Author’s Kit.
  8. The IEEE Computer Society publishes the papers as conference proceedings.
  9. Workshop organizers send a workshop program (i.e., timetable, session names, session chairs, paper titles, and name[s] of author[s]) to the COMPSAC workshop chairs. Such information will be included in the final COMPSAC Program.
  10. Each accepted paper is allocated a time slot to present during the workshop sessions. Registering for and presenting the paper in the workshop is obligatory for inclusion in the workshop proceedings. Presented papers will be included in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Workshop organizers have to report to the COMPSAC workshop chairs whether all papers in the workshop sessions have been presented or not.

Workshop proposal submission is closed.

COMPSAC 2020 Workshops Chairs

Ji-Jiang Yang, Tsinghua University, China

Yuuichi Teranishi, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan

Dave Towey, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China

Sergio Segura, University of Seville, Spain